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Thanks for applying to be a volunteer! If you haven’t applied yet, go to our application page to start the volunteer process. For the safety of our animals and volunteers, we ask that all our individual volunteers go through an orientation before volunteering (group volunteers do not have to complete orientation). Orientation classes last about 90 minutes, and held in the annex, which is the small white building to the left of the shelter. The next volunteer orientation dates & times are:

  • April, 24, at 1pm


5th at 1pm
11th at 1pm
17th at 5:30pm in main building
22nd at 1pm
2nd at1 pm
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14th at 5:30pm in main building
19th at 1pm
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13th at 1pm
19th at 5:30pm in main building
24th at 1pm
4th at 1pm
10th at 1pm
16th at 5:30pm in main building
21st at 1pm
1st at 1pm
7th at 1pm
13th at 5:30pm in main building
18th at 1pm
6th at 1pm
12th at 1pm
18th at 5:30pm in main building
23rd at 1pm

New volunteers will have the opportunity to purchase a GHHS shirt ($20, S – 3XL sizes available). We ask that all volunteers wear a GHHS shirt so the public can easily identify them.

Dog Walking Training

Further training is needed before volunteers can handle the large dogs. After completing orientation, you must complete a dog training class provided by a GHHS staff member. Training sessions last approximately 1 hour. Dog Walking classes are held every Thursday at 1pm (except for the last Thursday of the month). Class size is limited to six, so please reserve your spot by emailing Julia. If you have any questions about volunteering, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Julia Coberly at julia@ghhs.org or call 256-881-8081 x217.